Burning Man Artists Bid Farewell To ‘Heartfullness’ on Treasure Island
A Fundraiser and Celebration of Love with Artist Katy Boynton
September 15, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – Winemaker Studios is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday September 19, 2015 from 2pm-5pm to say farewell to ‘Heartfullness’. The giant metal heart was created by artist Katy Boynton and made its debut at Burning Man in 2012. It has called Treasure Island home since June 2nd, 2015, but will now move on to inspire love and offer photo opportunities in Fremont, CA. At the event, you can meet artist and creator Katy Boynton and her crew upon their recent return from this year’s Burning Man.
“Pieces like ‘Heartfullness’ seem to stitch together what Winemaker Studios is truly about – community, authentic creativity, and connective growth. I love seeing people enjoying wine and communing in the heart; it is the same experience for me as when I get to see and be a part of how people connect through wine. ‘Heartfullness’ is part of Winemaker Studios’ community; it will be very much missed.” – Karen Hannah, Winemaker Studios Manager
At the fundraiser, 25% of all glass sales from the ‘Heart Bar’ that will be upstairs on the sub deck of Sottomarino Winery will go to benefit the ‘Heartfullness’ project. The ‘Heartfullness’ pendant, also designed and created by Katy Boynton, will be available for purchase.
Event Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015
400 California St, Building 400
San Francisco, CA
‘Heartfullness’ is a 12 by 15 foot steel sculpture of a heart that has been repeatedly broken and pieced back together. While it may be damaged and pieces may be missing, this weathered heart is stronger and infinitely more interesting. Life presents many things that can break the heart, but true happiness comes from overcoming those obstacles and mending your heart in every way imaginable to love again.
‘Heartfullness’ was built to allow exploration of the interior space. Climb inside and curl up in the love seats made of woven rope. The interior skeleton is made of steel and covered by re-claimed sheet metal pieced together to represent a beautiful reconstructed heart. Red LEDs, controlled by an audio file of a real heartbeat, illuminate the sculpture at night.
‘Heartfullness’ debuted at Burning Man in 2012. It returned the following year with some fire-y upgrades. ‘Heartfullness’ has been a featured art piece at the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, BottleRock festival in Napa, GhostShip Halloween and Sunset Island Electronic Picnic in San Francisco. ‘Heartfullness’ is on display for the summer of 2015 at Winemaker Studios on Treasure Island, San Francisco. ‘Heartfullness’ is available for festivals, weddings, parties, and more. www.katyboynton.com
About Winemaker Studios is a collective group of urban wineries located in a rustic, relaxed setting with waterfront and city skyline views, providing a genuine wine tasting experience. Located on San Francisco’s historic Treasure Island, Winemaker Studios brings together great winemakers to provide a one-of-a-kind urban wine experience for individuals, private events and unique corporate gatherings.